Really feels like LRF is firing now. The water feels alive. Loads of mini sandeel and fry about. With it a huge amount of aggressive species. Good array of fish hitting non-flavoured lures. Nice to see the shoal bass have returned. Could this be why I didn't catch a single goby all weekend? Or maybe just out-competed by the wrasse.
Arguably the Bass is the nations favourite sea fish to target with lures. With this cagey adversary, LRF tackle and techniques can offer an advantage in terms of stealth and subtlety. Find a shoal of even smallish Bass and expect a huge amount of fun catching them on lightly fished soft-plastics and metals. Make sure you’ve set your drag correctly!
The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. More
Adam Kirby Gallery, July 0 ballan wrasse, bass, competition, conger eel, corkwing wrasse, cornish lure festival, cornwall, dragonet, eel, giant goby, goldsinny wrasse, launce, lesser weever, mackerel, pollack, rock cook wrasse, sand smelt, species hunt, tompot blenny
I was bored at work yesterday afternoon and decided to see if I could answer the question, "which is the most popular UK predator?" There's no denying that interest in predator fishing, especially lure fishing is exploding in the UK right now, but which predators really interest anglers the most? More
Drove down to Portsmouth last night to catch up with Dan and Chris. Would have been rude not to do a little Night Game.
Rainy night but wind was much lower than forecast. Fairly pleasant. 6 species in total. Bonus was a little Bass that beat the Pollack to a white Aqua Straight OTD.
As ever, find floodlights for the most fun.
It's a week since the kick off of the 2014 Cornish Lure Festival and I have to say I'm not sure I've recovered yet - it was EPIC
After entering the Species Hunt competition for the first time last year, I'd managed to pass on my enthusiasm for the event to mates, Dan and Chris. Estelle enjoyed last year, even as a non-fisher, and was along for the ride again too. So with a rough plan built around the far from perfect forecast, and the two productive marks I'd garnered last year, we all met up in deepest, darkest Cornwall. Exciting! More
Adam Kirby Gallery, July 0 ballan wrasse, bass, black bream, blenny, competition, corkwing wrasse, cornish lure festival, cornwall, fin theory, flounder, goby, goldsinny wrasse, horse mackerel, lesser weever, long spined sea scorpion, mackerel, pollack, poor cod, rock cook wrasse, sand smelt, scad, species hunt, the art of fishing